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CEO Spotlight: Sue Ansel

The CEO and president of Gables Residential discusses lessons learned.

Education

DePauw University, Bachelor of Arts

Why Real Estate

“I love the creativity of designing, creating, and providing housing for our residents. I love the challenge of working with our investors and financial partners to structure the financial means to deliver.”

Toughest Challenge

“Helping to manage the organization through the global financial crisis in 2008-2009.”

Work hard, have fun, and surround yourself with smart people with whom you enjoy spending time.

Lesson Learned

“Always try to do the ‘right thing’ even if in the short run it seems more expensive. Being a good partner, fulfilling your commitments, and operating with transparency will generate long-term rewards.”

Looking Ahead

“Housing is something that our customers need, as opposed to want. The continued growth of jobs and household formations in Dallas and the other markets in which we operate have me excited about the continued opportunity to create apartment homes for those who need them and deliver value for those who invest in them.”

Fun Fact

“For better or for worse, I am a lifelong Cubs fan.”

Advice for an 18-Year-Old Me

“Work hard, have fun, and surround yourself with smart people with whom you enjoy spending time.”

Favorite Food

“Healthy food, which I enjoy cooking at home.”

First Car

“Cutlass Supreme”

Favorite Movie

“A League of Their Own”

Hobby/Passion

“I love to travel and exercise.”

Standout Destination

“Bhutan”

Bucket List

“Visiting Myanmar”


This Q&A is extended content from the Dallas 500, a special edition produced by D CEO that profiles the region’s most influential business leaders. Visit www.dallas500.com for details.

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